Brendan Mason


Brendan Mason is an active teacher, performer, and clinician in the Southern New England area. He currently teaches general music at The Saint Mary School in Branford, CT and provides private lessons across Southern Connecticut. Brendan also instructs several area drumlines, including the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, the Cheshire High School Marching Band, the Connecticut Patriots, and the Col. John Chester Fife and Drum Corps. He formerly instructed the drumlines at Maloney High School in Meriden and Sheehan High School in Wallingford.

Brendan is a student of Paul Cormier, Mike Gagnon and later studied under Ken Green while attending Northwestern State University of Louisiana to pursue a degree in music education and percussion performance. Brendan started playing rudimental snare drum at the age of 6 as a member of the Col. John Chester Drum Corps. He soon began competing individually through the Corps, winning honors at the Connecticut, Massachusetts, Hudson Valley, and Northeastern States Championships. At age 9, Brendan became the youngest drummer to hold The Dan English Trophy as the Connecticut State Junior Snare Drum Champion, a distinction he has won more times than any other individual.

While a full-time member of the Connecticut Patriots and the Grand Republic Drum Corps, Brendan has also performed with the Middlesex County Volunteers and The Top Secret Drum Corps of Basel, Switzerland. Through these groups, Brendan has toured both nationally and internationally, performing in Switzerland, France, Germany, and Australia. He has individually performed with notable musicians, such as Shania Twain, and was featured on an ESPN recording. Brendan is a proud member of Unite States Association of Rudimental Drummers and The National Association of Rudimental Drummers. Brendan uses products from Reamer’s Drummer Service and Loyal Drums.

video of Brendan Mason playing on Loyal Drums

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